My Background

I am a consultant and entrepreneur who is task-oriented and results-driven. I also pay attention to details while working on building sustainable wealth. I'm enthusiastic in finding new innovative solutions using a combination of managerial and technical skills.

I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities. I'm a strategist who is systematic in approaching challenges. This exposure lead me to be interested in human interaction and to appreciate what the human mind is capable of achieving. Through my vast interaction with different people, I am always working on increasing my personal network.

It has became clear to me at an early stage of my life that I have the ability to spot opportunities which made me by nature, an

entrepreneur:

noun
  1. defined as a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.


Favorite Quotes:

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities


If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!


As an individual with a positive outlook towards my challenges, I'veembarked on the most interesting journeys in my life which I intend on documenting through my personal blog in order to assist future entrepreneurs. These are the glimpse of my trials and tribulationsbecause I believe that: "You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are...".. I was once told that: "If you don't have enough money then you haven't helped enough people yet". The road to riches is paved with acquisition of specific knowledge.

My Work:
Entrepreneur, Technician & Consultant

Previous Position(s)

Executive Director | Dihlakanyane Trading (Pty) Ltd.
Cullinan, South Africa | February 2012 - April 2016
Director of Operations | Dithokeng Cleaning Services cc
Cullinan, South Africa | August 2006 - December 2007
Managing Director | Keyamo Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2003 - November 2016
Managing Member | Mamphake Office Supplies cc
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017

Proprietor | Documan Consulting
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - 2017

Current Occupation(s)

MEP Digital Systems (Pty) Ltd. | Executive Director
Rayton, South Africa | 2017 - Present

My company specializes in facility and infrastructure planning as well as implementation using smart technologies, i.e sensors, actuators and other digital instrumentation.

Experience
My Skill(s):
  • Managerial:
  • I manage infrastructure projects and provide digital implementation strategies using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Building Information Modelling (BIM). I do project estimates and evaluations, prepare bids as well as compile project programs. My consultancy service includes project planning, risk mitigation, evaluations, and presentations. I also prepare costing/estimates and condition reports. I supervise and manage processes as well as allocate resources and schedules. I do marketing, liaise with property developers and owners as well as assist in the development of new projects and improvement of existing products.

  • Technical:
  • I design infrastructure, prepare sketches, detailed drawings, and schematics using computer-aided draughting (CAD). I also design graphics in SketchUp and CoralDraw as well as provide supporting documentation. I program digital embedded systems in Python and Visual Basic. I design, install and configure smart infrastructure such as Fire protection, Security, Air-conditioning, Lighting and other digital control systems. I also design databases for modelling and urban planning using SQL server, including providing other support services. My main focus is in infrastructure planning, development and in providing sustainable solutions.


  • Conclusion - Managing my time is important to me. It is the only resource I can’t do anything to change. No matter who I am or how much money I make, there will still only be 24 hours in a day. For that reason I focus my energy on resources that I can easily reproduce and below you will find........

Friday, May 13, 2016

Self-Retrospection | Opinion



What I Learned from the Arrogance of the Close-Minded...

As the saying goes: "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." Some people have issues with ideas that are not familiar to them. They have a fallacy that demands repetition of their beliefs and thus results in a weakness in their beliefs. Once you know that that fallacy exists, it’s easy to identify those in as little as one or two conversations. How do I deal with people who are close-minded, totally stubborn in their beliefs and unreceptive to new ideas? When I feel certain I'm right and they’re wrong, but can’t seem to convince them to see things my way. And even when I'm in fact right, but that doesn’t prevent the others from resorting to irrational arguments to keep from agreeing with me. How do I deal with such situations?

The lesson I learned in business is unconditional acceptance, which comes about when I begin asking questions like: Why do I feel such resistance towards these individuals? Why do I feel the need to convince them of anything? Why do I have such a strong need to be right? What part of me is experiencing this resistance? Is it possible there’s any shred of truth in the other person’s position?

As I explored these questions, I began to uncover the part of myself that is resisting what the other individuals represent to me. Then I consciously decide if I wish to continue holding onto that resistance or let it go. I know now that the more I resist about the world, the more time I spend defending my position and that the resistance comes from my ego. When my ego takes ownership of my ideas, it treats challenges to my ideas as a personal challenge, hence the need to defend myself as if being attacked. But when I keep my ideas separate from my ego, I feel no surge of resistance or defensiveness because there won’t be any attachment.

People are free to disagree with my ideas as much as they want, and that has nothing to do with me personally. I’m able to write my words sincerely while from the other person’s perspective, I’m sure they are right. I accept other's position and allow others to have opinions as well but I don’t take ownership of it myself. I use praise in order to let the flow of the ideas and try not to take ownership of these personally. I also introduce an absentee third party into the discussion whenever I have to disagree with someone. I learned that people get trapped in close-mindedness due to fear, especially the fear of being taken advantage of. Unconditional acceptance I learned, helps reduce some of that fear, which may be enough to convince them to lower their shields and open themselves to new ideas.

Remember: if you attack, attack, attack, you may win an argument now and then, but you’ll only drive the other person deeper into fear, causing them to invest even more energy in defending their position...

Mamphake Mabule
c. 2016, Mabule Business Holdings

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